Tom Conlon (He/Him) is a psychoanalytic practioner and CBT/DBT psychotherapist. His work integrates Psychoanalytic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Dialectical Behavioural approaches to psychological problems. He offers therapy ranging from a short number of sessions where there is a definite goal (e.g. Solution Focussed Brief Therapy) to presenting issues requiring longer-term work. Tom works affirmatively in his practice with LGBTQ+ people and adjusts his practice where necessary with people with autism.
He is a fully accredited member of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Pschotherapy (IFPP) and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is registered as a Psychotherapist with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy. Tom holds an MSc Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from University College Dublin. He also holds a QQI Level 9 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at IICP College in Dublin and a Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills from Marsha Linehan’s Psychwire. He is now engaged on the Psychwire DBT Intensive Plus Progam, an online DBT clinical training and consultation programme that includes a team development programme for individuals who need to join a DBT Team.
He has also been awarded the Diploma in Group Work Practice by the Irish Institute of Group Analysis. He has completed the four year formation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (the Specific Modality Training Programme) at The School of Psychotherapy (TSOP) in Saint Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.
Tom holds an Intermediate Coaching Certificate with the Coaches Training Institute and is a registered user of psychometric tools with the British Psychological Society. He is an active ‘cartel’ member of the Irish Society for Lacanian Psychoanalysis. He is also a member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, and Social Justice Ireland. He is a co-founder of the Cork Critical Thinking Group.
Tom was awarded the Diploma in Group Work Practice by the Irish Institute of Group Analysis (in association with the School of Psychotherapy at University College Dublin). He received a BA in Economics and Politics from Trinity College Dublin in 1984 and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 1991. He has achieved the EFPA (European Federation of Psychological Associations) Level 2 certificate (Ability and Personality Testing)
Tom plays golf and chess in his spare time. He is a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.